Archive for the 'Living Expenses' Category

How to save money on living expenses such as food, gas, electricity, broadband, insurance, mobiles phones and transport by doing research & shopping around for the lowest prices

Review of the Intex Downy Raised Airbed

I decided to buy a posh queen size airbed for guests. I didn’t want to buy another standard bed, as it would take up so much space. A good quality airbed seemed a sensible option, offering comfort, but requiring minimal storage facilities. My husband did quite a bit of research online to find airbeds with […]

AO.com Too Pushy When Trying to Sell Their Extended Warranties

Recently, I’ve bought several electrical products from the online retailer AO.com, including a washing machine, fridge freezer and a Humax Freesat box. Their products are competitively priced, and AO.com offer free delivery on a weekday of your choice. However, what I dislike about AO.com is their concerted attempts to sell their extended warranty. With a […]

The Cost of Living Abroad

If you have itchy feet and are thinking about relocating from the UK, the Netflight’s cost calculator offers an insight into how much you would spend to live in various countries around the world. In order to work out your monthly expenditure, you need to enter how much you spend on various categories living the UK. The first […]

Admiral Charge £5.95 If You Pay For Your Insurance by Credit Card

When doing some research on home contents insurance, I was taken aback that Admiral charge a £5.95 fee for payment by credit card. This seems excessive, especially considering that the quote was for £160. That’s more than an additional 3.5% for using your credit card to pay for home insurance. I couldn’t believe that it […]

Utility Saving Expert Can Help You Save Money

With the price of gas and electricity increasing, comparing energy tariffs is just one of the ways that you can save money on your utility bills. The Utility Saving Expert price comparison website enables you to quickly search through the tariffs available with various suppliers. Utility Saving Expert was set up in 2014 by Chris Richards, […]

Three Mobile Offer Existing Customers Good Discounts

Last year, when the 12 months term was up on my Three Mobile SIM only contract, I was happy to continue on a flexible one month rolling plan. The  £15 a month plan included 200 minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited data (with a 4GB tethering limit) suited my needs. The plan also included Three’s Feel […]

Review of Talkmobile

As the editor of two websites, I need to be able to get online to work. I like to have two SIM cards on the go with different providers to ensure that I can get online when I am out of the office. I am happy with my Three All-You-Can-Eat data, minutes and texts 12 […]

BT Hike Our Broadband and Call Prices by 17%

As our 12 month contract with BT for unlimited fibre broadband and unlimited anytime calls was due to end in January 2017, I started shopping around for the best deals. After doing some research, I contacted BT to ask if they would match the price offered by EE. The first issue I had was that […]

For How Long Should You Fix Your Energy Price?

Our 12 month fixed price contract for gas and electricity supply expires in mid March 2017. I’m in a quandary over which new tariff to choose. It will definitely be a fixed price tariff, as there are several fixed price energy deals which are cheaper than the standard rate. The question is for how long […]

Save Money With Combo Deals: Your Phone, TV & Broadband Bills

Many people are looking back over the holiday season and regretting their vociferous spending. They’re looking at ways to take control of their money in 2017 – ways to spend less and save more and get the finances back on track again. There are so many ways to save money on your monthly bills, whether […]